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seconds. be sure to tune into radio tomorrow morning and grade show tomorrow night. one of my favorite people to talk to anywhere is joining us. the one and only suzanne somers is going to stop by. install them, tell us how we are doing @ingrahamangle. i always love to read your tweets. that's all the time we have tonight. let's handed off to the great shannon bream for "fox news @ night." >> shannon: oh, and i know what that tweet is. i don't know if the world is ready for it, laura. >> laura: i probably should have listened to a particular professional but i had to do the show. shannon, have a great show. >> shannon: thank you, shannon. we begin with a fox news alert. we go inside the stealth search for a supreme court replacement for retiring justice anthony kennedy with a huge lineup of insiders. from traditional advisor leonard leo, judicial crisis networks carrie severino, and governor mike huckabee, all reviewing the judges interviewed by president trump. stick around, we are naming names. then chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge
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is working her sources tonight at house in charlotte chairman devin nunes rolls out phase two of his probe into alleged government surveillance serious. it was last july 4th that kim jong un launched north korea's first icbm table of reaching mainland america. now secretary of state mike pompeo is heading back for another round of talks to avoid any new independence day surprises. hello and welcome to "fox news @ night." i'm shannon bream in washington. president trump's deadline for naming a new supreme court nominee is quickly approaching, wasting no time this week, he has interviewed four potential candidates. meanwhile, democrats launched preemptive attacks without knowing whom the nominee may be. chief national correspondent ed henry calling all the latest twist and turns. >> it doesn't matter. breaking tonight, we have the names of the four before the president interviewed today. he is moving rapidly to get these interviews done because he wants to get the clock started, so it gets harder for democrats to justify any delay buying them in terms where you see the james own code courtney barrett, brett
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kavanaugh, judge raymond template, . we'll explain why that is key. the president is likely to get his nominee through because of president has been set for just a simple majority for confirmation. moderate republicans support abortion rights. in that exclusive, with fox's maria bartiromo, the president stressed he will not be any candidate about roe v. wade. he wants to secure yes votes from two pro-choice republicans. lisa murkowski and susan collins. lisa murkowski says she is keeping her cards close to the vest until he pick his name to. collins, though, is not waiting. she will oppose anyone who would vote on the high court to change existing law on abortion. administration officials revealed today white house counsel don again has been detailed to shepherd the eventual nominee through the senate, interesting because collins is saying that don mcgahn is telling her that because of our concerns, the administration is expanding at last be on the original 25 names of potential court picks that the president talked about.
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the administration has to be careful not to stray too far from that list of 25 conservative names, if they go to moderate, they run the risk of exciting evangelical conservatives who love the originalist. sarah sanders would not answer whether the podium wants to see roe v. wade overturned. the president himself suggested the list is getting smaller, not bigger. watch. >> i think the president should not feel bound by that list, and instead, should seek out recommendations to ensure that he gets the best possible person. >> i'll be beating with two or three more and we'll make a decision on the united states supreme court, the new justice that will be made over the next few days, and will be announcing it on monday, and i look forward to that. i think the person that is chosen will be outstanding. >> given the possible republican oboes on top of the fact that republican john mccain has not , mitch mcconnell may need to
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reel in democrats. that is why the president nearly brought in three moderates for consultation who last year supported justice neil gorsuch. heidi heitkamp, joe manchin of west virginia, facing borders in a state of the president carried by 41 points, and joe donnelly , and vice president mike pence's home state of indiana. even though some democrats like kirsten gillibrand have tried and failed to push some narrative that sources got no democratic votes. >> we pastored with republican votes. >> i thought he got three, by the way. >> you made be right, chris. but i believe this democratic caucus will stand together. >> apparently her staff told her that three democrats did vote and in fact they did vote for gore's arch. as for chuck schumer, who wants to delay this past the mid terms, four of the last eight were confirmed in midterm years. the interesting thing about the names, these are four names, as
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you know, from the originalist of 25. so this idea that they are expanding it to look at the moderates, always possible, but these four names were on the originalist. no expansion at. >> shannon: not at least publicly. we know you are on it. thank you very much. earlier i spoke to president trump's judicial selection advisor leonard leo. i asked him about what will sway the president ultimate decision. here's what he told me. >> he is right on top of it. if he wants to get a nomination on july 9th, he's got to start right away. >> shannon: we know he's interviewed some of these folks before. he had a less a lot of studies dr. since november of last year and he says that's it. >> that's it. that's the list. he and his counsel, donald mcgahn, or working off that list and abetting prospective nominees, and this will be a very, very busy week for them. >> shannon: is there any chance he goes off that list? >> i think no chance. but it's a president's prerogative. he has promised time and again that he will pick from the list and welcome of the list is really the 25 best of the best
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in the digital world. it's a list that anyone who is looking for someone who will stick to the constitution would put up. >> shannon: how important is it for him to have someone who has a long record when it comes to their ranks or the judge in the decision-making so that he can be sure that he knows what path they are on? >> the president made a very clear that he wants someone who is extraordinarily well qualified, and someone who will interpret the conflict on my constitution the way the framers meant it to be. to get those things, shannon, you have to have a deep and extensive record. judicial opinions are great but all sorts of writings can be proxies for that as long as they lay out a path to why you believe it interpreting the constitution as it's written. >> shannon: you want surprise, you know from previous judicial battles, the beloved are saying this is all about dismantling roe v. wade. senator kamala harris, who we think will be in a 20 directory field for the presidential race, said this on twitter. "president trump wants to nominate someone to the supreme court who will overturn roe v. wade. what this is really about for punishing women to want to control their bodies, their lives, their futures."
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that is how the left is framing this election. >> yes, it's called hysteria, and we have seen this kind of his area for 36 years, going all the way back to 1982 with sandra o'connor. and tony kennedy. and david souter. every time they say roe v. wade will be overturned, and what we have after 36 years is one justice on the court, clarence thomas, who has explicitly said he will reap overturn it. this is rank speculation and frankly i think it is rather irresponsible because is not what a supreme court judicial process should be about. it should be about the question of whether we should get the court set a politics. >> shannon: we have seen many times with the president that he likes to work with people, foreign leaders, but at dull justices, that he has a relationship with. how important is a this time around? what is at the top of his list? think it was important to every president and especially important to president trump. he's made it clear time and again since the election that he wants someone as he puts it, not
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weak. means of someone is independent and fair and is courageous, and is not going to be bending to the political or social fashions of the day. and that is what he looks for. he's a good person to be looking for that kind of integrity and character because he is a president, the former ceo, entrepreneur. he knows how to gauge people, and i think that is something he will be very good at in this interview process. >> shannon: we are trying to read the tea leaves. these are some of the folks we are keeping an eye on. amy coney barrett, brett kavanaugh, thomas hardiman, they are also good court judges, meaning one level below the supreme court. some of them much newer than others. are we on track that it seems the president would want a jurist? do you think he would go nontraditional route with state senator mike lee? >> i think there is something running through each of those nominees. and that to this idea that the best way to preserve freedom and dignity, and prosperity, is to have a judge who is really going to stick to how the constitution
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has limits on government power. and that is what they all have. in addition to extraordinary records. i think he wants a demonstrated record. he says he likes mike lee and obviously he's considering him. these are four very, very serious competitors. >> shannon: you think maybe he'll interview one are two more? we get a decision you think jul? it's a big decision. >> he said july 9th. i'm not sure people would want to cross them on that. >> shannon: okay. leonard leo, thanks for dropping in. we know what to buy the time for you. an ad war is brewing over the supreme court with that vacancy. big money pouring in. liberal group demand justice plans to spend $5 million opposing the president's back, we do know who it is yet for the judicial crisis network launches a seven-figure add urging another great justice counting dresses neil gorsuch. >> like they did before, extremists rely and attack the nominee. but don't be fooled. president trump celeste includes
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the best of the best. >> shannon: chief counsel of the judicial council network joins us live. >> thank you. >> shannon: did you ever expect there will be a second seat open this quickly for president trump? >> i think it was only a matter of time. we all expected that this person would have at least one or maybe two vacancies. it's not surprising. i'm excited for this opportunity. we have seen such great success with justice gorsuch. >> shannon: we hope he chooses another one. but let me play an ad from the other side as well. this comes from naral, the pro-choice group. >> women, families, our health, our a while bnr the cross hairs. it is game-time. this is not a drill. >> shannon: a lot of folks wonder whether money should be involved in judicial race like this that operate. at its boundaries, it's a nomination. some people are squeamish about money being involved on either
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side or both sides. >> the problem is once you have a group that will start out attacking a nominee, you have to make sure there's someone defending them. with someone like justice -- or with judge bork, people were blindsided, saying that someone who was well respected as a scholar, we know that is part of the democratic playbook. they will do character assassination, misconstrue their record, someone needs to be there to do the defense by the nominee is in a position to do, even at her administration, that is not their role. we do that is our role to make sure that someone is out there making talking about the nominee and the record. >> shannon: "the new york times" had a piece that touched on this. they mentioned judge bork who never became dresses bork, they talked about how lawmakers are talking about things that may hurt a trump nominee and they quote amy klobuchar, "there are people of had to withdraw over the years because you get information out there and you question them in the public is focused on it and galvanized by it."
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that's a member of the senate judiciary committee. sounds like she has a plan. >> it sounds like they are going with the a personal attack route almost. and that is worrisome. right now we don't even know who the nominee is. i feel like with at planned parenthood ad they are already prepping. they know what their lines of attack are. they will shoehorn whoever is nominated on monday into that role. they will find something in his or her record, "they will vote in favor of corporations every single time, they will eliminate the right to vote," i been, some of these claims are so outrageous. i don't know where they are going with these. that is just what we have to expect. it's not a -- it's a nasty place. it will be a hard-fought fight. i am just excited that i know that at the end of the day, we will have an excellent, new supreme court justice is monitored as it is going to be a painful process. >> shannon: their families, i'm sure. i remember when we were waiting on justice gorsuch's name, the official ruling out by the
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president, i was at the supreme court, they were literally scientist has says, what we approach they had blank lines. so they could fill in his name. we know there's a lot of things at stake. a number of 5-4 decisions recently, it's been proven, it's understandable that love is worried and they are fired up and a lot of folks think that it may fire up their base to get to the polls in the fall because mitch mcconnell intend to have this person confirmed before the midterm elections. do you think it will actually backfire come election time? >> first of all, getting them confirm by that period isn't a stretch at all. justice gorsuch was confirmed in 66 days. if we have a nominee july 9th, they will be on the card by the time it opens in october, let alone november. you don't have to push at all. what it will do in those ten states where there's democratic senators and they are red states had run for trump, they are going to have a big choice. they have to decide, do we align ourselves with chuck schumer, vote with the fringe of the
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party or will we vote for someone, as far as we can tell, will be a knock it out of the park kind of nominee party that will not necessarily a place while in missouri and montana and indiana and west virginia. we will see how that works. >> shannon: especially if one of the nominees comes from one of those states. we'll talk about that. by the way, carrie and i could take a lot more time talking about this. we will talk about the potential nominees, do it tomorrow on my podcast, she is my featured guest this week, gives us more time to talk about the specific names. be sure to download it on fox news carrie, we'll see you tomorrow. another top story tonight, president trump predicting a good relationship with the new far left president-elect of mexico. the pair spoke this morning about trade, immigration, and border security. trace gallagher has details tonight. good evening, trace. >> good evening, that phone conversation between president trump and the mexican president-elect was about 40 minutes. they focused on nafta and the possibility of a separate trade
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deal solely between mexico and the u.s., though that might be down the road a bit. president trump says they had a good conversation. >> i think the relationship would be a very good one, we will see what happens. i really do believe it is going to be a good one. he had a very excellent election. i would say even better than anticipated. >> in return, lopez obrador tweeted, "i got a call from donald trump and we talked for half an hour. i proposed to explore a comprehensive agreement of development projects that would generate jobs in mexico and with that, reduce migration and improve security. there was a respectful treatment and our representatives will talk." the statement marks a specific about-face for the left-wing president-elect of mexico who in recent weeks has vowed to take a tough stance against mr. trump and is often a very vocal critics, calling trump "erratic and ignorant," and calling his plan to build a wall "xena phobic and racist."
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after president trump president trump was inaugurated, the president-elect published a book titled, "oy, trump," saying that president trump speaks of the mexicans as hitler spoke of the jews. although his rivals have drunk appearances to president trump. he makes it clear that he plans to have a friendly relationship of the united states but not one of subordination. lopez obrador won the election by pledging to cut corruption and tackle the murder rate, which has a sword under president enrique pena nieto. lopez obrador assumes power on december 1st december 1st. shannon? >> shannon: trace gallagher, thank you very much. the president said he is close to making fair trade deals. canada is now slapping $13 billion on tariffs on u.s.
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goods. everything from steel and aluminum to pickles. china going even further with 34 billion in tariffs on more than 500 items. the july 6th deadline approaches for a new tariffs on more than 100 chinese goods worth $34 billion. the justice department says the fbi has arrested a man who discussed setting off a bomb during a fourth of july parade in cleveland and attacking people enjoying fireworks there. the fbi arrested demetria spitz sunday alleged he pledged allegiance to al qaeda. they say it is not clear how close he was to actually hearing out his threats but they say he was guarding the locations to attack this past week. stick around, we'll get the real deal on judge amy coney barrett. why are progressives in the mainstream media so riled up about this supreme court prospect? >> all nominees are united in their belief that what they think about a president should not bear on how they decide cases. >> shannon: governor mike huckabee joint is next to weigh in on the attack on judge barrett and other supreme court picks.
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>> shannon: one of the presidents frontrunners for the supreme court is a federal appeals judge from indiana, who is perceived views on abortion are being closely scrutinized. so we decided to take a closer look at judge amy coney barrett.
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>> amy coney barrett received a shocking introduction to washington politics when she faced off with democratic senators last year after confirmation hearing to sit on the seventh circuit u.s. court of appeals. >> the dogma lives loudly within you. and that is of concern. >> shannon: barrett's response was measured out on point. >> if you are asking whether i take my faith seriously, i am. i would stress of my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge. to be winners and 46 euros perceived views on the intersection of faith and the le from conservatives unconcern from among progressives. she told the graduating class, "the rhetoric matches that of hr
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mentor, just as scalia, for whom she clerked in 1998. she recalled he was a tough but fair boss. speak of these conferences, where you debated the merits of cases, you really had to be on your feet, you had to know your stuff inside and out, you had to be articulate. >> shannon: likely just has come of the art has a large family. she's a mother of seven children. she's talked about the challenges of juggling a busy home life and an academic career as a law school professor. but it was her successful political audition to serve as a judge that sources say he impressed the white house. much of the senate's focus was on abortion rights. >> and you have no personal beliefs as to whether it was correctly decided? >> i'm sure that every nominee before you has believed about that president had many other, l nominees are united in their belief that what they think about a precedent should not bear and how they would decide cases. >> shannon: barrett was more
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pragmatic two years ago before the presidential election about the chances roe v. wade would be overturned and the coming years. >> i don't think that the core case, that women have a right to an abortion, i don't think that would change. i think the question of, whether people can get very late term abortions, how many restrictions can be put on clinics, i think that would change. >> shannon: some conservatives claims that as judge barrett's fate coded out to be her biggest problem. david french of the "national review" said that amy coney barrett is at the peak of her profession. she shares faith, practices of millions of her coreligionists. her brief experience as their faith experience in a progressives seek to block her from the highest court because of it, they'll betray the nation's founding ideals. let's talk about a former arkansas governor mike huckabee, joining us live to weigh in. what do you make of this conversation that was appointed during the senate confirmation for the circuit court level about what she really believes
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come of the questions are sort of, "so you really believe in the bible," that is the tone a lot of people felt like she was getting. >> i was wondering, are we still in america? it used to be that we said we didn't want a person to establish a particular religion. now it seems like people like a senator from san francisco would say, you're acceptable only if you have no religion whatsoever. that is absurd. at the supreme court, five are catholic, three are jews, and one is an episcopalian. one could argue that we ought to have an even helical. i don't care what the religious background is, i want the constitution is, i want someone who approaches the job with a very clear understanding that it's not their job to bring their personal views to their decisions, but it's their job to look at what the words of the constitution say. now they can to separate from it. i am refreshed that amy coney barrett is a person who takes her faith seriously. good for her.
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i would hate for someone to say, you know, i am a christian but i am not much of one but i don't really believe that stuff. then, don't be one. then i would say, she's a phony, i don't want her as a justice. i like that she is sincere and genuine and i don't think that i'd be a factor. it's going to be hard for some of these democrats who were for her in the seventh circuit to suddenly say, something happened, i'm not for her anymore. >> shannon: she got a number of those thoughts. key people like senator donnelly from indiana who within a tough reelection race, will have to think very hard about that roado money. i want to read a tweet from jeffrey toobin. "the new u.s. supreme court, abortion, illegal, doctors, prosecuted, african-americans out of elite schools, gun-control band in 50 states the end of regulatory stakes." if that is what coming, i don't think that is what anyone is
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looking forward to, governor . >> shannon, quite frankly, i think in that future medical school discussions when they say, here are symptoms of insanity, they are going to show that tweet from jeffrey toobin and say this is what happens when a person loses his mind. my heavens. this is such a departure from reality, when these people go to these hyperbolic comments. in that was over the top. this is not what i was going to be about. legitimate, i would love to see a supreme court pick up the issue but not so much from the standpoint of the roe v. wade decision, which was based on privacy. i think the real issue that someday he is going to bubble up to the supreme court is personhood. because of its personhood, remember, the fifth and 14th amendment guarantees that a person cannot be denied life or liberty without due process. now if a person includes an unborn person, then they should be protected under the fifth and
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14th amendments. that is going to be a tough argument for the supreme court to deny because they are going to be looking like they decided that some people aren't really people. we did that with dred scott in 1857, it did not end well. i would like the cs may be a better decision this time. >> shannon: a lot of folks on the left, when you talk about personhood, all of those legislative efforts that have happened at the state level, they have got rave concerns with that being a legal theory. we'll see. things continue to change. we learn more over the years. we'll see. monday we will learn who this person is going to be and we'll see how the left and right react. governor, thank you so much for your time. >> think there must be three. >> shannon: coming up next, house of is committee chairman devin nunes calling for public testimony from ten or more people that may have been involved with surveillance during the 2016 campaign. catherine herridge is here to tell us who they are and what they may know. michael cohen once said he would take a bullet for
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whether it affected the fbi's investigation. heavily redacted texts from august 2016 indicated strzok travel to london just days after the russia case opened and likely mike with a senior state government official. also on the list, career state department official victoria nuland, passed by congress last month on herd contact with a former british s, who compiled the trump dossier. >> i was first shown excerpts from the dossier, i believe, in mid-july of 2016. >> based upon our review of the visitor logs of the state department, mr. steele visited the state department briefing officials on the dossier in october of 2016. did you have any role in that briefing? >> i actively chose not to be part of that briefing. >> but you were aware of the briefing? >> i was not aware of it until afterwards. >> that testimony also raised
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new questions about when the fbi turned its attention toward trump campaign eight in russian involvement of the 2016 election. eventually the they opened the case in 2016, and she writes that she asked for oppo research two weeks earlier. >> shannon: thank you very much for the update. president trump longtime personal lawyer breaks his silence and appears to distance himself from the president and his first interview since the fbi raided his office and hotel room. the interview wasn't on camera and while it appears that he was visiting himself or the president, the question is, how far is he willing to go? let's discuss with tonight's panel radio host in san francisco, ethan bearman, and fox news contributor charlie hurt. welcome to you both. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: what do you of this? let's play a little bit of what brit hume had to say about what we do or don't know about what cohen knows or doesn't know. >> he is in hot water and he doesn't want to offend the
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prosecutors who are investigating him. so he is apparently prepared to cooperate. that is what people do. i'm not saying when all is said and done he may not tell them something, that will be in semidamaging to president trump, but we don't know exactly what that is. >> shannon: ethan, he is saying things like he is just a savings from russia. he sang on the right things to the people who are coming after him. it's in anything more than that in your estimation? >> it certainly could be. we have millions of document, 1.3 million that we found out today, that prosecutors have access to. they conversation and this one, shannon, that you know welcome of the attorney-client privilege and what happened here is it looks like a dirty michael cohen was gathering so much information that would be outside the scope of that privilege, if there was any crime that was committed, that is exposed for prosecutors as well. at this point, if there really
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wasn't something that michael cohen was hiding, it looked like this would be his time to step up and try to protect himself on that is what he said to george stephanopoulos pricing, family and country first. it used to be president trump. >> shannon: he did say that, charlie. his family and his country will always be the first priority. he also says, "i want to regain my name and reputation and my life back." what does that say to you if anything, charlie? do you think the left is getting too exciting and reading too far into it? >> i think it says the guy has been dragged through the mud, he's been clearly persecuted because of his association with the president. he's frustrated. i certainly understand that. but also, i am afraid that sort of the press any situations, they have not been very honest brokers in the past. they are looking for smoking guns everywhere. we are watching this russia hoax thing evaporate before our very eyes, the stormy daniels thing is going nowhere. and so now we are playing this
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hide and seek game with the facts, with a whole other thing regarding donald trump's attorney. at the end of the day, i have two things that i hope for. i hope that cohen tells the truth, whatever the case may be. i also hope that he adheres to attorney-client privilege. but i have to say, if they do go after him, and try to hit him for something that has nothing to do with russia, nothing to do with the presidency, nothing to do with a campaign, it just proves that there is a new standard for politicians, if they are running -- >> shannon: to be clear, what we have seen in the plea deals and agreements, that is what we have seen. he these have been for things i don't have anything to do with russian collusion. i want to get both of you, ten seconds each. i want to refer to the president's tweet. april 21st, he said, "i don't
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see michael cohen flipping on me despite the horrible witch hunt at my dishonest media." ethan, does he flip? >> i think he does. what is totally wrong about what charlie just said is the southern district invaded an attorney's office, the standard to do that is very high, shannon. >> he went over your ten seconds. i don't think he does because i don't think he really knows anything of any importance. >> shannon: might not be anything to flip. ethan and charlie, thank you for being with us tonight. there is a growing chorus of critics weighing in on president trump's so much with russia vladimir putin later this month. we are digging into what exactly could go on behind closed doors in helsinki in helsinki. >> he wants to understand the russian position and perhaps more importantly, he wants vladimir putin to understand our position. >> shannon: best-selling author or brad thor has been critical of russia and a trump administration. he has a brand-new book. he joins us live. ♪
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>> shannon: president trump president trump will reportedly try to see if the u.s. can work russia to scale back iran's military presence in syria. >> we are just a couple of weeks away from its historic summit between president trump and putin. in helsinki, finland. right now one of the white house's goals is to get russia was help with syria and iran. you'll remember the turtle man spoke in november on the sidelines of the asia-pacific summit in vietnam but this time around, similar to the meetings north korean kim jong un, president trump
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will meet one-on-one with president putin and what happent everybody is waiting to find out. according to his national security advisor, president trump wants russia to push iran out of syria, as the u.s. keeps to isolate around and in the syrian civil war, part of the deal could mean dictator bashar al-assad gets to stay in power. >> i don't think assad is the strategic issue. i think iran is the strategic issue. it is not just their continuing nuclear weapons program. it is their massive support for international terrorism and their conventional forces in the middle east. i would say there, this is something that two presidents will want to discuss at length. >> what is not clear is what we would give up and return. there is always a long list of sanctions against russia, some others could be eased. russia could also ask the u.s. to remove the 2,000 american troops stationed in syria fighting ices, which is something president trump is that he wants to do anyway. the pentagon is reportedly analyzing the withdrawal of u.s.
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forces in germany which had been drawing down until russia invaded crimea. today russia suggested cut crimea is not on the table. >> we do not recognize russia's attempt to annex crimea. our crimea sanctions against russia will remain in place until russia returns the peninsula to the ukraine. >> mr. truax may also try to enlist putin support. mike pompeo is heading to north korea. this comes following reports of the north has been secretly expanding a major missile plan and upgrading its nuclear missile center just weeks after the summit in singapore. national security advisor john bolton is stressing the u.s. walking into these negotiations blind. >> there is nobody involved in this discussion with north korea in the administration who is overburdened by naivete. we have seen how the north koreans have behaved before. we are going to pursue this and we'll see what happens.
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>> after meeting with kim jong un, secretary of state mike pompeo will made with japanese and south korean officials in tokyo before heading to brussels for the nato summit where he and the president will meet with a lot of european leaders who are very nervous about president trump some of vladimir putin and about any deals that may come out of that one-on-one. >> shannon: they would like to be involved. thank you very much. president trump is poised to enlist russia's help, he's trying to win key international conflicts, national security advisor john bolton says election modeling will be on the radar during the helsinki summit. charting me now, author of "spymaster," best-selling author, brad thor. good to have you with us. >> great to be here. >> shannon: you have are studied russia inside and out. you've written about it and talked to the experts. where do you make of where we are and the relationship between the two presidents? >> is at an all-time low. it's very, very bad. if winston churchill had that
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great phrase, which is, "java ja is better than war war." if you are talking to him better than worrying. you have a sophisticated audience, i think they understand what's at stake. a fair-minded person can say, putin is a dangerous guy. a former kgb officer, very smart, he knows how to get to trump if he wants to get to trump. now president trump, i don't know how much prep he's done for this but i will say this. when john bolton behind him, noy is going to take advantage of donald trump. i don't care what bolton says now that he's withdrawn. he is a russia hawk. he does not trust putin, he doesn't trust the russians and he is the kind of guy that every american should be taking a breath saying, we are lucky to have bolton there. this thing in helsinki is going to be okay. >> shannon: it's interesting because the president and talking about the g7, saying russia should be a part of it again, it seems to be his philosophy. they need to be talking, they are involved in everything from north korea to syria to the
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middle east and beyond. i think this president thinks there is no point in having conversation if russia is not a player because they have to be part of the solution. >> no question. they got shoved out of the g8, went to the g7 for a good reason. the annexed crimea. from a historical perspective, september 30th of this year will be the 80th anniversary of neville chamberlain handing over the land to hitler, hoping to flake his thirst for domination. did let us rake to world war ii. history doesn't repeat but it does rhyme brave is going to be a very delicate meeting for president trump. all of us from both sides, we have to give him credit for being willing to talk to boudin. i think it is a good thing, if nothing works out, at least we tried it. >> he is taking heat from going to singapore and having the saddam's north korean leader kim jong un, as people now say, they think that the north koreans are suckering us in promulgating their nuclear program and have
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no real intentions upset, extracting it. we know secretary of state pompeo was heading there on jul. what do we make of their relationship with that kingdom? >> i don't think we got anything from a singapore meeting. i think we got a photo op which served kim jong un more than attend us and president trump, without speaking to mattis, the south korean president, decided, we will suspend our military exercises over there, which a lot of people don't know, every time we put a plane up, the north koreans have to put one up, too. it cost them a ton of money. those things were a form of sanctions in and of themselves. to lose that, to walk away from singapore was nothing, i don't necessarily think that was the art of the deal. there was nothing that i was impressed by without you. i don't think anything is going to come out of helsinki but i don't think it is going to come a net loss for the united states. >> shannon: the white house will say they got the hostages home and the war exercises can
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be restarted. good luck with the book, "spymaster" is out tomorrow. i can't wait to read it, brad. thank you. an amazing story of survival. a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in thailand for nine days. they've been found alive. that is just the beginning of the story. his prime minister from canada justin trudeau guiltynt of a meo moment? those stories next. online to . (harmonica interrupts) (sighs and chuckles) sorry, are you gonna... (harmonica interrupts) everytime. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. copd makes it hard to breathe. so to breathe better, i go with anoro. ♪ go your own way copd tries to say, "go this way." i say, "i'll go my own way, with anoro." ♪ go your own way
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♪ >> shannon: time now for "where in the world." operations underway to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave or they were found alive today. the boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, were cut off from health more than a week ago with severe rains in northern thailand raising water levels in the huge cave, trapping them inside. rescuers say it will not be easy to get them out. me too catching up to canada left his prime minister trusted her to. he briefly responded to 18-year-old allegations of groping a female reporter by saying he doesn't recall any negative interactions that they at all. the journalist said he talked with a reporter at the ts that her recollections of the incident were that the reporter was unsettled at the time. they do not seem to amount to sexual assault but "definitely an appropriate and definitely not welcome." she didn't know how to handle it because of who does political stature. as the debate over what to do about migrants rages in europe,
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an italian farmer is taking matters own hands. echoing his government's hard-line position on migrants cutting his fields near verona into the words "defend europe." he backs italy's position on doing away with the rule requiring where migrants first arrived to do the asylum assessed. malta says at the crossroads of the controversy, and a german and ngo says they are detaining a vessel which picks up migrants at sea and varies them to europe. banned such ships from entering or exiting its territorial waters. stay with us. our "midnight hero" isis next.
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>> paula godwin was taking her dog todd on a walk this morning. a rattlesnake showed up in their path. the dog jumped in to protect her from a venomous bite.
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todd got bit in his face. he's swollen. we're told he will be just fine. paula calls todd her hero. we definitely agree. glad you spent the evening with us. good night from washington. i'm shana breen. >> good evening. welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." progressives have already been angry. indignation is their signature emotion, but a year and a half into the trump administration the rage has consumed them. the left is spinning completely out of control. just tuesday weeks ago only a few fringe figures called formo abolishing i.c.e. >> i.c.e. has strayed so far from>> its mission. it's supposed to boutter to keep americans safe, but what it's turned into is frankly a terrorist organization of its own. >>er we need to rebuild our


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